Make new or existing GIFs uniquely yours with Descript’s GIF editor. Add additional frames or backgrounds to GIFs — Descript’s free and easy video editing software doubles as an image-to-GIF converter.
Create your project, then drag and drop your video file into your workstation. Descript will automatically create a transcript in a few seconds.
Repeat those steps for the other assets you plan to use. You can upload images in most file formats (EXIF, JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, and GIF images) and splice them together on the timeline. You can overlay your main animation on a video or still image background, or draw a colored field with the Shapes tool.
When you’re done, press the “Share” button, select “Export,” and click on the GIF file option in the menu. From there, you can manage the new GIF’s dimensions and quality. Once you make a GIF, you can upload it anywhere on the web.
Descript has multiple functions that ensure your projects are easy to make, fun to share, and always backed up in the cloud.
When you’re creating GIFs from a larger project, you can make changes to the originals without worrying about losing anything or making regrettable mistakes. Descript non-destructive editing means the original is always preserved in the cloud, so you can revert at any time.
Adding text gives some pop to a silent GIF. Descript’s automatic transcription combines with our Fancy Captions feature to enable you to add dynamic captions in a few clicks.
Upload your brand’s fonts to make the aesthetic cohesive and use them to create a watermark that you can place anywhere. (To remove Descript’s watermark on the bottom right, you’ll have to upgrade to a paid plan.)
You can also create Instagram reels, TikTok videos, YouTube shorts, Audiograms, and any compressed promotional content you want, all in Descript, no additional apps needed. (Although you can easily export your timeline to Adobe Premiere Pro or Apple Final Cut, as well.) You barely even need to create another project. Just select the section you want to convert into a GIF and create a new, nested composition.
Have a photo you took with an iPhone or Android — or an image file you cooked up in Photoshop? As long as it’s an accepted image format (BMP, GIF, JPEG, EXIF, PNG, TIFF), you can upload it to Descript and use it to make a GIF photo montage.
Adding a frame to your GIF is as simple as layering it over the image or video — you can do it by dragging it into the script or the timeline. You can move or resize elements to get the exact ratio you want. Speaking of ratio, you can toggle aspect ratio, resolution, and frame rate in the “Video settings” menu.
Descript’s free version gives you three hours of video transcription; you can make as many GIFs as you want. Upgrade to our $12/month Creator package, and you’ll receive 10 monthly hours of transcription and watermark-free exporting. That goes to 30 hours with the $24/month Pro package. Contact us to negotiate the Enterprise package, and we’ll assign a dedicated account representative and provide onboarding and training.